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govern was a liberal, the first u.s. senator to oppose the war in vietnam. >> i will halt the senseless bombing of indo-china on inaugural day. >> reporter: he ran in '72, it was the 60s he was channelling. the youth-powered, rule-breaking, establishment-blaming assault on the status quo. >> we are wasting money on the war we ought to use on building our on country. >> liberal was in fashion. but his campaign was a mess. his pick for vice president, tom eagleton was dropped by mcgovern once it cam out eagleton had been hospitalized for mental illness. >> there is not much cause for dancing in the streets of sioux falls, south dakota. >> reporter: on election day he lost every state but massachusetts, and the democrating party lost once loyal voters. by the time the kid who met him at the airport pulled the party back to the middle, the term mcgovernite was a slur democrats would use against each other. a lasting respect came mcgovern's way, as senator and after as a cause of fighting hunger. to the end he stuck to his views whether they were in fashion or not. john donvan, abc news, washington. >>> dri
aggressive u.s. role in the syrian civil war. >>> meantime, president obama campaigning on the west coast sounded an urgent note in his appeal to voter. he told supporters in san francisco they must be almost obsessive in getting out the vote. the president and mitt romney returned to the crucial state of ohio later today to campaign in that critical state. >>> first lady michelle obama is sharing a bit what goes on behind the closed dufrz the white house. in a "nightline" interview she told cynthia mcfadden she steers clear of trying to influence her husband's approximately sees instead sticking to causes like fighting childhood obesity. mrs. obama talked about how comfortable the president is around women. >> this is one of the things i love about barack, he is so used to having strong women in his life. you know, it's odd. i tell him that this is somehow, you know, god keeping his testosterone in check. because really he is surrounded by women. >> the first lady says she no longer has doubts that they're doing what is best for their family and for the country as well. >>> the search fo
's brian ross has the details. >> reporter: he evaded the u.s. for years, but a new report says anwar al awaky's downfol may have been linked to his wife's shopping list for pantene sham pop, nevea, dove soap, and other items not available in yemen. we have sent other people before and nothing really suited her taste, he wrote as he sent the list to someone he thought was a trusted al qaeda aide. the trusted aide says he was a spy. in an interview with a danish newspaper, morten storm, a danish convert to islam says he went to yemen and worked with the cia to help track and kill al awlaki. >> he was a terrorist. he wanted to kill innocent people. >> reporter: storm was part of a radical islamic group in europe. this was him in '05 at an anti-u.s. rally that made news in london. six months later, he says, he had been recruited by danish intelligence for his dangerous role. >> if al qaeda came to the conclusion he was spying for the day daynes and cia, they would have killed him. >> reporter: in fact, like popular "homeland" tv show, agents use high-tech devices to track their targets. in
to talk directly to the u.s. about its nuclear program. one republican called it an iranian ploy. >> as to iran they have quadruple uranium to make a bomb before obama got in office. >> reporter: the white house denied a meeting is set, added it is open to one-on-one talks. a source warned the administration is cautious, because the iranians have used negotiations in the past as a stalling tactic. what is clear, this will be a debate point. >> we have iran, four years closer to a nuclear bomb. >> reporter: not just iran. republicans want to know if enough was done to protect u.s. diplomats during benghazi, libya attack. a drone did arrive over the city as the the attack was ending and diplomats were being evacuated which could allow romney. >> it was not a spontaneous demonstration is that what you are saying? while the president has ben out of site at camp david we did get a hint of his plan. highlight the killing of bin laden, end of the iraq war and question mitt romney's overseas trip as a presidential candidate when he wondered about security at london's olympics. >> we reme
is better able to protect the u.s. interests and voters have just 15 days to decide. abc's karen travers reports from boca raton, florida. >> reporter: the president spent the weekend prepping at camp david while romney did the same in florida, but he took a brief break to stop by a football game between his staff and the press corps following him. the republican contender ignored repeated questions from reporters. >> how do you feel about tomorrow? are you ready for tomorrow? >> i'm ready for football. >> reporter: the debate will focus exclusively on foreign policy. an issue that's been put on the back burner this campaign season. the voters are concerned about the economy and domestic issues. at last week's town hall debate, the president and romney clashed over the administration's handling of the attack in libya. that attack killed four americans, including the u.s. ambassador. >> that the president the day after that happened flies to las vegas for a political fund-raiser. >> the suggestion that anybody in my team would play politics or mislead when we've lost four of our own, gove
's attack in libya that killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans, all of this taking place ahead of a major congressional hearing set for later today. the state department says several groups of men lost a sustained assault without warning armed with machine guns, more tars, rocket propelled grenade. state department officials are backing away from early administration claims that anger over the anti-muslim video is what sparked the rampage. major reversal there. >>> politics this morning, 27 days left until the big election in november. mitt romney joined on the campaign trail last night in ohio by new jersey governor chris christie. given the critical role that that state plays in this year's election, romney is devoting much energy there ahead of next tuesday's debate. >>> meanwhile, president obama is back in the white house, after his campaign swing through the state. mr. obama appealed to young voters with a stop at ohio state. he told students there, quote, everything we are for in 2008 is on the line in 2012 and urged them to cast ballots early. >>> big bird,
. timothy johnson has more. >> reporter: multivitamins, are the most common dietary supplement in the u.s., taken by at least one-third of american adults. previous studies have generally found no evidence that vitamins and minerals have an effect on cancer. a study in the "journal of the american medical association" did find a benefit. they followed almost 15,000 men, aged 50 and older for more than ten years. those taking a daily multivitamin had an 8% reduction in the risk of cancer. they also had a reduction in cancer related deaths. the authors conclude taking a daily multivitamin significantly reduced the risk of total cancers in the men's study. it is important to note that the study did not look at women or men younger than age 50. i'm dr. timothy johnson. >> kind of important to note. we look at people 50 and older. so 8% reduction in your cancer risk. if you take the vitamin. if you want to exercise on a daily, weekly basis, that will reduce your cancer risk by 20% to 30%. exercise, good diet. no smoking. >> good to do everything. basically being active is a better way to go th
in the u.s. if bin laden survived the navy seal takedown. the president expecting bin laden going down fighting the book "the finish" on sale in 12 days. >>> the administration says there is evidence that stiff economic sanctions against iran are working. iranians protested in the streets of tehran yesterday, voicing anger about iran's plummeting currency and lost more than a third of its value in just a week. so that means it is costing citizens, a lot more to purchase imported goods. >>> american airlines is sweetening its offer as contract talks continue pilots. the carrier offering to put off pay cuts for international and overnight flights until end of the month. the airline has inspected all boeing 757 jets after problems with the loose seats. all the jets are now back in operation, but some passengers fear, pilots are using their power to force flight delays. >> i think there is enough things that could be written up on aircraft. you have a very complex machine that, that is being operated. there is always going to be some, little thing, something that is not quite right. >> by
after bin laden's capture to put bin laden on trial in the u.s. if bin laden survived the navy seal takedown. the president expecting bin laden going down fighting the book "the finish" on sale in 12 days. >>> the administration says there is evidence that stiff economic sanctions against iran are working. iranians protested in the streets of tehran yesterday, voicing anger about iran's plummeting currency and lost more than a third of its value in just a week. so that means it is costing citizens, a lot more to purchase imported goods. >>> american airlines is sweetening its offer as contract talks continue pilots. the carrier offering to put off pay cuts for international and overnight flights until end of the month. the airline has inspected all boeing 757 jets after problems with the loose seats. all the jets are now back in operation, but some passengers fear, pilots are using their power to force flight delays. >> i think there is enough things that could be written up on aircraft. you have a very complex machine that, that is being operated. there is always going to be some,
. >>> let's talk the u.s. housing market. it is very good news. starting to make a comeback. number of new homes being built jumped 15% from august to cement. fastest rate of new construction since the early days of the recession in july 2008. another soon of future construction, applications for building permits up 12%. four year high. >>> police in denver are traying to figure out who killed five people in a bar and set it on fire the a co-owner of the bar among the victims. her body found with three other women and a man. investigators believe the killer set the building on fire to cover up the murders. they say it appears to be an isolated incident. but it ties soon to say for certain. >>> june 10 lt has been set as the tentative trial date for george zimmerman, charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of trayvon martin. zimmerman's team is expected to argue the shooting was justified under the florida stand your ground law. >>> lance armstrong told an associate he felt better and worse. his reaction being dropped yesterday by major sponsors, nike, anheuser-busch, trek b
in the u.s. were calm yesterday after the steep selloff the day before. the dow was down 25 points. there was a bright spot though, facebook had its best day since its stock market debut back in may. makes our producer jack very happy. >>> also, many facebook employees who were rich on paper will have real wealth now. today their so-called restricted stocks units convert into stock. with a cash value of $5.2 billion. the shares will remain locked up until monday. owners can then cash in by selling them on the stock market. enjoy all that green. facebook. >>> book lovers across the country are checking their accounts after the startling security breach at barnes & noble. >> little did they know they swiped their credit card at the largest bookstore chain, tech savvy thieves were swiping their personal information. here's abc's pierre thomas. >> reporter: barnes & noble, the victim of a massive sophisticated scheme, targeting credit and debit cards. thieves went after pin pads, we use to swipe our credit and deb yit cards for purchases. 63 stores in nine states were hit. affecting po
is higher now than it was when president obama took office. he urged a more aggressive u.s. role in the syrian civil war. >>> meantime, president obama campaigning on the west coast sounded an urgent note in his appeal to voter. he told supporters in san francisco they must be almost obsessive in getting out the vote. the president and mitt romney returned to the crucial state of ohio later today to campaign in that critical state. >>> first lady michelle obama is sharing a bit what goes on behind the closed dufrz the white house. in a "nightline" interview she told cynthia mcfadden she steers clear of trying to influence her husband's approximately sees instead sticking to causes like fighting childhood obesity. mrs. obama talked about how comfortable the president is around women. >> this is one of the things i love about barack, he is so used to having strong women in his life. you know, it's odd. i tell him that this is somehow, you know, god keeping his testosterone in check. because really he is surrounded by women. >> the first lady says she no longer has doubts that they'
disturbing new details about last month's attack on the u.s. embassy in libya. a state department official now calls what happened "unprecedented." >>> this half-hour, the strange case of the spy, terrorist and the wife who may have brought him down. that's right, international intrigue is at the heart of this one. brian ross brings us the details of a plot that is worthy of a made-for-tv drama. wouldn't be surprised if it was made out of that. >> no kidding. the underworld of espionage, spies, how it operates, what can trip people up. a fascinating look behind the curtains. stay tuned for that. >>> trouble on the set of a popular show. one of the contestants on "dancing with the stars" is dealing with more than drama. she is also dealing with some danger. behind the scenes on that show. we'll get to all that coming up in just a second. >>> first, jerry sandusky's lawyers are now working on his appeal after the former penn state assistant coach was given a sentence meant to keep him behind bars for the rest of his life. >> sandusky was given 30 to 60 years in prison for child sex abuse aft
is not posing a threat to the u.s. we were joking in the staff meeting, sandy named after our director upstairs. be careful. >> who names the storms? why do they name the storms after women? >> i thought it goes back and fort. male/female. >> not sure. >> sandy upstairs is a male. that we can confirm. keep it tuned to abc news for the latest on that. a look now at your tuesday weather. still stormy out west. up to 10 inches of snow in the northern rockies. a few more inches in the cascades, sierra nevada. wet day from seattle to san francisco. off and on showers, upper midwest, great lakes and northeast. >> 60s from boston to new york. 70s from indianapolis to colorado springs. 80s across the south. 50s in the pacific north west. >>> well, the mother and daughter who own a new hampshire riding farm lost 14 horses when their barn burned last month. but now, they're welcoming a survivor. they thought dumbo the cat had been lost, until after the fire they were out looking for the ashes. >> their pig, miss colby seemed to be on a mission. she led them to the woods where they found gumbo, badly burn
at the u.s. attorney's office. bottom line if someone is intent to do you harm, unfortunately a piece of paper may not protect you. you have to take extra steps, other steps. >> typically what do those include? >> sometimes they include leaving the area, going to a shelter, you know, really cutting off all ties with the person and your family. sometimes you have to completely remove yourself from the situation. >> it's hard to do sometimes when there's kids involved. >> of course, of course. >> such a sad story, seemingly an avoidable one, but -- >> terrible. >>> 10-year-old peyton mock from camus -- i hope i am pronouncing that right -- oregon. was home from school with a fever and her mom had gone out to the grocery store when three men rang the doorbell. because she didn't know them she didn't open the door. smart girl. so they broke a window and came in instead. peyton was terrified. she kept her wits about her. hid in the pantry and called 911. >> 911, how may i help you? >> i'm at my house. my mom's at the grocery store and someone got into my house. i'm in my pantry, and they'r
in afghanistan winds down, the u.s. military reached a grim new milestone. 2,000 service members have now died in the war. the latest casualty, it was over the weekend when a soldier died in a fire fight with afghan troops. an american civilian contractor was also killed in that battle. >>> all right, new findings this morning in the government's botched gun tracking program, fast and furious, with dozens more firearms linked to crimes in mexico. our new partner univision, reports 57 undiscovered guns, connected to fast and furious, recovered at the sites of murde least two massacres. >>> a detroit area woman who collected welfare despite winning $1 million lottery, found drug of possible drug overdose. amanda clayton was on probation for fraud paid back $5,500 to the state of michigan. over the weekend, friend found the lottery winner, dead, holding her 1 1/2-year-old daughter. she only had $67,000 left from her winnings. >>> lindsay lohan in the middle of a new drama this morning in what seems to be a story of he said/she said. lohan claims she was assaulted in her new york hotel room by a f
's at the center of the meningitis outbreak. criminal investigators from re yesterday and the u.s. attorney confirmed that it was part of an ongoing investigation. officials believe tainted steroids produced at that pharmacy have led to at least 16 deaths from meningitis. >>> a federal appeals court has done an about-face on the conviction of osama bin laden's former driver. the court in washington voted 3-0 to throw out the conviction of saleem ahmed hamdan served for material support of terrorism. the judges said that was not considered a war crime at the time hamdan engaged in the activity. he is now back in yemen and actually believed to be driving a cab. >>> and cuba is instituting some travel reforms for its own citizens for the first time since the height of the cold war. raul castro's government is giving cubans the right to leave the country without a so-called exit visa which kept many people from traveling abroad for decades. some will continue to face restrictions including doctor, steve osunsami scientists and athletes. they will still need a cuban pa passport and visa to the c
investigators from the fda were at the facility yesterday and the u.s. attorney confirmed that it was part of an ongoing investigation. officials believe tainted steroids produced at that pharmacy have led to at least 16 deaths from meningitis. >>> a federal appeals court has done an about-face on the conviction of osama bin laden's former driver. the court in washington voted 3-0 to throw out the conviction of saleem ahmed hamdan served for material support of terrorism. the judges said that was not considered a war crime at the time hamdan engaged in the activity. he is now back in yemen and actually believed to be driving a cab. >>> and cuba is instituting some travel reforms for its own citizens for the first time since the height of the cold war. raul castro's government is giving cubans the right to leave the country without a so-called exit visa which kept many people from traveling abroad for decades. some will continue to face restrictions including doctor, steve osunsami scientists and athletes. they will still need a cuban pa passport and visa to the country they're going to. >>
drama. >>> one month after the deadly attack on the u.s. ambassador to libya and three other americans in benghazi we were learning more about security fears leading up to the assault. state department documents show the u.s. embassy in libya asked for a four-month extension for a 16-member security team and the team's commander tells abc news, that ambassador chris stevens wanted the security force to stay even longer, past august. but no request was actually received. in fact, a request for an extension past august, it was, but no never made even though it had been confirmed and it was granted. but they had never actually put that request through. but tragic, if indeed that request was never made. according to these new reports. >> conditions in the country were worsening. of course, 9/11 a vulnerable time for us here domestically and interests abroad. interesting, too, what congress looks into in the house oversight and government reform committee will have hearings wednesday. at least two folks from the state department expected to testify. congress shining a spotlight on exactly h
, including the u.s. ambassador. >> the president the day after that happened flies to las vegas for a political fund-raiser. >> and the suggestion that anybody on my team would play politics or mislead when we've lost four of our own, governor, is offensive. that's not what we do. >> reporter: it took more than an hour for the debate to turn overseas, but once it did, the candidates bitterly disagreed on libya and syria, setting up another potentially feisty showdown at next week's foreign policy debate. rob and paula, back to you. >> our debate coverage continues with abc's senior washington editor rick klein. >> rick, appreciate you being with us. talk a little about, i guess, what was the strength for each guy last night. what was their home run? >> president obama was able to look presidential. he had the big moment that he needed, especially on that libya answer, which i thought was so effective, then beyond that, he made the argument for the next four years. he hasn't really -- until the end of that debate, he didn't even ask for another term. explicitly at one of these de
their records. so no hotel records for 14 of the 15 hotels in cartagena where u.s. personnel stayed and no interviews with the prostitutes. senior secret service official tells abc news they have not had the opportunity to review the inspector general's report, and sullivan's testimony was truthful on what the agency knew at the time. a senior white house official says the president has full confidence in director sullivan. jake tapper, abc news, the white house. >> the story just doesn't want to go away. >> no, a tad confusing to sort it out. basically just to boil it down. it is the secret service agency, their initial reports are being debunked after further investigation by the inspector general. they're wondering whether, mr. sullivan, who was from the secret service, whether he misled lawmakers about the security risks surrounding the scandal. and sullivan initially said, sullivan of the secret service initially said we didn't find this type of behavior before. one of the guys admitted he had previous stints with prostitutes in 2008, 2009, as well as other excursions in romani
. the reporter was doing a story on the takeover of u.s. waters by the asian carp. >> that's when the fish suddenly came back to life and scared the day lights out of the poor woman, fell backward and nearly knocked the fish game guy overboard. and whoa, we saw a lot of -- >> we have all had a moment. to me, the favorite thing in the world. go to youtube. type in news bloopers. you can sit there for hours and watch some of the fun neapest stuff. so that clearly will be added to the reel. but she handled it like a pro the we all have one. kea keep on trucking. such a good joke there. >> on the tip of my tongue too. >> introduce you to a group of gifted young athletes for whom disability is absolutely no barrier. >> first, i'll head into the phone booth and come out as wonder woman to snow yhow you sf the coolest halloween costumes around this season. if the's all coming of on "world news now." -- it's all coming up on "world news now." >> reporter: "world news now" weather brought to you by lifestyle lift. the arteries of your dishwasher are constantly clogging up with grease and lime scale
14 of the 15 hotels in cartagena where u.s. personnel stayed and no interviews with the prostitutes. senior secret service official tells abc news they have not had the opportunity to review the inspector general's report, and sullivan's testimony was truthful on what the agency knew at the time. a senior white house official says the president has full confidence in director sullivan. jake tapper, abc news, the white house. >> the story just doesn't want to go away. >> no, a tad confusing to sort it out. basically just to boil it down. it is the secret service agency, their initial reports are being debunked after further investigation by the inspector general. they're wondering whether, mr. sullivan, who was from the secret service, whether he misled lawmakers about the security risks surrounding the scandal. and sullivan initially said, sullivan of the secret service initially said we didn't find this type o behavior before. one of the guys admitted he had previous stints with prostitutes in 2008, 2009, as well as other excursions in romania and china. really whether or not the t
those costly mistakes. >> paul ryan could be nervous, going up against a 40-year vet. >>> the next u.s. senator in connecticut is very close. the battle between the republican linda mcmahon and chris murphy has been particularly nasty. their debate yet no different. >> i think obama care was put into place to bring down the cost curve on health care and that's not what is happening. insurance premiums is going up and the cost of health care is going up, and we are going to add 10 million more people to the health care roles. >> let's fix the bill and make it right and not repeal it. you can't preserve the good parts while getting rid of the parts you don't like, and that can't happen. >> the two are vying for the seat now held by lieberman, an independent now retiring. >>> and then a drone shot down after it crossed into israeli territory over the weekend. nobody was injured in the incident. the unmanned plane was not carrying explosives and was not a surveyance drone. officials don't believe it originated from palestinian area. the immediate suspect is hezbollah, according to one repo
in the longest war, u.s. troop deaths in afghanistan have reached a grim milestone. >> then, eye-popping new numbers about kids and television. you are going to be surprised just how many hours they take in every day, even babies glued to the tube. and you know, i know in our home it's on just as background as well. >> i watched so much tv. so when i see the reports i say, i seem to be doing all right. >> well, you know. >> yeah, may be debatable. later, if it is monday morning must be time to recap nfl sunday action along with how we did with our picks. paula is rocking by the way. just tell you how you guys did as well. >> as my parents say, pride cometh before the fall. i will stay humble. >> i will brag for you. >>> could be a pivotal moment in the presidential campaign. two candidates face off in denver wednesday night. just two days from today. >> the showdown the first of three between president obama and mitt romney. as abc's david kerley reports, both sides are trying to manage expectations. >> reporter: mitt romney went to church, but this sunday wasn't a day just for prayers it's
chairs. >> -- beer with one another. almost. >> sans the beer. >>> overseas now we go where the u.s. war in afghanistan reached a grim milestone. the death toll reached 2,000 after an american servicemember died over the weekend. the unidentified sold were was killed in a fire fight between u.s. and afghan forces. nato hasn't said whether it considers the incident an insider or attack or the result of a misunderstanding. >>> the fbi is investigating a shooting death of a california mother by a border patrol agent. candles and flowers honor the dead woman, valeria alvarado, who leaves behind her husband as well as her five children. the border patrol claims that alvarado drove into a plainclothes agent serving an arrest warrant in the neighborhood. witnesses say she was gunned down for no reason. >>> the supreme court begins its new term, poised to rule on affirmative action, voting rights and same-sex marriage. ahead of the session, six of nine justices attended the red mass at saint matthew's cathedral. the archbishop asked the judges to consider what's best for society rather than what
. so far, 15 people have died of meningitis from a steroid linked to the pharmacy. >>> u.s. customs agents have seized a big shipment of halloween costumes from china that pose a danger to kids. the buttons on the pirate outfits contain 11 times the legal limit of lead. more than 1,300 of the costumes were en route to stores in the seattle area before they were targeted by agents. >> yeah, you go home end of the week. you realize you made a difference. you really made an impact. and you kept some child from getting sick. or some person's house from burning down. >> the costumes are worth $10 t they will all be destroyed. last year custom agents stopped 11,000 shipments of lead contaminated products. you heard the gentleman talking about the health effects. can poison developing brains, lead can. costumes are marketed for young kids. frightening to think that there is not -- a lot of -- power over that. there is not a lot of oversight. >> good news inspectors are going to start to pull some costumes from ports where shipments have been received. at least they're aware of it and on it
in libya. a former u.s. security official told lawmakers it was clear that they would not get the extra security they requested until an actual incident occurred. abc's jake tapper has more on the testimony. >> reporter: the horrifying night in benghazi had former security officials 6 in libya condemning superiors for denying requests for security agents. >> i asked for 12 agents. his response was you are asking for the sun, moon and stars. >> reporter: eric nordstrom, the former security officer at u.s. embassy in libya recalled his biggest frustration as being the state department. >> it is dealing and fighting against the people, programs, and personnel who are supposed to be supporting me. for me, the taliban is on the inside of the building. >> reporter: suspected denials for security were rooted in a fear of making libya seem more unstable. but a state department official denied any politics were at play. >> i have directly served six secretaries of state, democratic and republican. on my honor, no, none. >> reporter: we have learned new details what happened that night. at 8:30,
have died of meningitis from a steroid linked to the pharmacy. >>> u.s. customs agents have seized a big shipment of halloween costumes from china that pose a danger to kids. the buttons on the pirate outfits contain 11 times the legal limit of lead. more than 1,300 of the costumes were en route to stores in the seattle area before they were targeted by agents. >> yeah, you go home end of the week. you realize you made a difference. you really made an impact. and you kept some child from getting sick. or some person's house from burning down. >> the costumes are worth $10 t they will all be destroyed. last year custom agents stopped 11,000 shipments of lead contaminated products. you heard the gentleman talking about the health effects. can poison developing brains, lead can. costumes are marketed for young kids. frightening to think that there is not -- a lot of -- power over that. there is not a lot of oversight. >> good news inspectors are going to start to pull some costumes from ports where shipments have been received. at least they're aware of it and on it. you never know ho
formulated to kill in one feeding. guaranteed. d-con. get out. >>> finally this half hour, part of the u.s. hostage crisis in iran that you might not be familiar with, and that's the subject of ben affleck's new film. >> and there are already great expectations for it including the upcoming award season, it could do well. >> the only way out of the city is this. >> he plays the specialist who comes up with a plan to get six americans out of iran and safely back on u.s. soil as the u.s. embassy in tehran was being stormed they escaped and found refuge at the home of the canadian ambassador. the plan to save lives involves a crew making a fake film. ben affleck is the star. >> i feel this is the movie -- i never said this before. this is the best movie that i have every been involved with. i am enormously proud of it. >> if brian called me and said brian, i have -- i go, yes, i will do it. >> the experience was that good? >> it really was. >> it's a science fantasy adventure. >> do we get the option? >> why do we need the option? >> >> when you have 100 people telling you it's the best movie
the message. >>> now to the house hearing, stemming from last month's attack in libya. a former u.s. security official told lawmakers it was clear that they would not get the extra security they requested until an actual incident occurred. abc's jake tapper has more on the testimony. >> reporter: the horrifying night in benghazi had former security officials 6 in libya condemning superiors for denying requests for security agents. >> i asked for 12 agents. his response was you are asking for the sun, moon and stars. >> reporter: eric nordstrom, the former security officer at u.s. embassy in libya recalled his biggest frustration as being the state department. >> it is dealing and fighting against the people, programs, and personnel who are supposed to be supporting me. for me, the taliban is on the inside of the building. >> reporter: suspected denials for security were rooted in a fear of making libya seem more unstable. but a state department official denied any politics were at play. >> i have directly served six secretaries of state, democratic and republican. on my honor, no, none. >> re
. >>> the hunt is on along the u.s./mexico border for those responsible for the death of an american border patrol agent. 30-year-old nicholas ivy was killed early yesterday in what is being described as an ambush. another agent was also wounded in the attack. what's unclear is weather ivy's death was the work of one of mexico's drug cartels. he was killed in an area that is notorious for drug trafficking. >>> at least eight wildfires are burning in northwestern minnesota this morning. onditions. one fire is finally under control after destroying about a half dozen homes in the town of carlshead. it burned through 12 square miles and forced the evacuation of half of the houston, including a school and a nursing home. >>> here is your wednesday weather. more gusty wind from washington state to the minnesota fire zone. a wintry day in montana with up to 10 inches of mountain snow. snow? >> here we go. >> a foggy morning. commute in the northeast. showers, thunderstorms from the carolinas into florida. >> still great in miami. 90 degrees there. 80s in dallas and new orleans. 70s from minneapol
retrieved the message. >>> now to the house hearing, stemming from last month's attack in libya. a former u.s. security official told lawmakers it was clear that they would not get the extra security they requested until an actual incident occurred. abc's jake tapper has more on the testimony. >> reporter: that horrifying night in benghazi had former security officials in libya condemning superiors for denying requests for security agents. >> i asked for 12 agents. his response was you are asking for the sun, moon and stars. >> reporter: eric nordstrom, the former security officer at u.s. embassy in libya recalled his biggest frustration as being the state department. >> it's dealing and fighting against the people, programs, and personnel who are supposed to be supporting me. for me, the taliban is on the inside of the building. >> reporter: nordstrom suspected the denials for security were rooted in a fear of making libya seem more unstable. but a state department official denied any politics were at play. >> i have directly served six secretaries of state, democratic and republican. on my
's back. the new bond film "skyfall" opens here in the u.s. on november 9th. but fans in the uk can see it in theaters starting tomorrow. >> abc's lama hasan landed the posh assignment of the week, headed to the "skyfall" premiere in london. >> reporter: 007 is back. >> bond, james bond. >> reporter: i had a question for craig, daniel craig. >> not going to say. >> why? >> reporter: the man with a golden gun is celebrating 50 years on the silver screen." "skyfall," the latest installment has critics saying it may be the best bond yet, guaranteeing classic bond action. bond girls. >> the occasional twist. >> reporter: and oh, yes, the bond car. >> you are here, the bond mobile is behind you and you are listening -- >> that's not a bond mobile. it's an aston martin, my dear. they won't mind if you jump over and go for it. >> reporter: on hand, mi-6s power player, ralph fiennes. >> i challenge them for their competence. i'm a figure of authority. >> reporter: but can craig really top his performance earlier this year when he was truly on her majesty's secret service. >> good evening, mr. b
after bin laden's capture to put bin laden on trial in the u.s. if bin laden survived that navy s.e.a.l. takedown. the president expecting bin laden going down fighting the book "the finish" on sale in 12 days. >>> and the administration says there's now evidence that stiff economic sanctions against iran are working. in a rare are move, iranians protested in the streets of tehran yesterday, voicing their anger about iran's plummeting currency and lost more than a third of its value in just a week. so that means it is costing citizens, a lot more to purchase imported goods. >>> american airlines is sweetening its offer as contract talks continue with pilots. the carrier offering to put off pay cuts for international and overnight flights until end of the month. the airline has inspected all boeing 757 jets after problems with the loose seats. all those jets are now back in operation, but some passengers fear pilots are using their power to force flight delays. >> i think there is enough things that could be written up on aircraft. you have a very complex machine that's being opera
-named companies in the u.s. here's abc's sharyn alfonsi. >> reporter: that closing bell sounded like the end of a fight but there was no winner. first, chemical maker dupont reported a 98% drop in profit, declining sales across the world, and announced it will cut 1,500 jobs. then xerox reporting earnings down 12%. consumer product giant 3m scaled down future earnings projekction projections, sending the stock south. after that stocks in spain. after moody's downgraded spain's credit ratings. the market went into free fall. the average 401(k) dropping nearly $1,300. investors say another round of earnings reports in a too-close-to-call election could make for a bumpy road ahead for investors. >> probably not a bad time to assess how much risk you have in your 401(k) and try to be a little more defensive in 2013. >> if you have courage to look at your 401(k), it probably took a hit 1r, $1,200 on average. over the year it's up about $9,500, so that's not too bad. in the days ahead there's going to be more reporting. we're going to watch exxonmobil, at&t, and boeing. so hold on. it could be a b
airlines out there. united airlines don't use the same kind of seats. u.s. airways use different hardware. they're saying we are not having same problems. competitors like to say, we are all right. >> we're good, come joan us. absolutely. i know. you can't get food on the plane. now you got to bring your own seats what it feels like. what is this coming to? >> for a fee. >> exactly. >> the fee. >>> we will turn to the growing meningitis outbreak. linked to contaminated steroid from a massachusetts pharmacy. federal officials are warning doctors not to use any medicines made at the new england compounding pharmacy. at least six people have died and there my be as many as 35 cases across six states. the victims became ill after getting a steroid shot for back pain. >>> nearly 100 doctors, nurses, and professionals are facing fraud charges this morning as part of a seven city crack down on medicare scammers. abc's mark greenblat has details. >> reporter: looking at the second medicare fraud bust in history. miami arrests some of the 91 doctors, nurses and medical professionals taken down nat
their eyes open and paying attention to their surroundings. that's good. >> uh-huh. >>> the u.s. birth rate is down again. government analysts blame it on a very weak economy. a new report just out this morning shows that the number of births fell 1% last year. the fourth annual decline in a row. fewer than 4 million babies were born last year. the lowest since 1998. analysts say the trend is reversing because the economy is improving. on that note, i think i am ready for another. >> really? talking about this. you got two. are you ready? >> some of my friend have had babies. you see a little baby. >> and they smell good. >> they grow up they're 3 and 5 and drive mommy and daddy crazy. they're good. >> a look at your wednesday weather, everybody. thick morning fog in boston, new york, d.c. thunderstorms in the carolinas southward. gusty wind from seattle to minneapolis. up to a foot of snow in montana mountai mountains. >> 80s in colorado springs. albuquerque, across the south. mostly 70s in the north east as well as the midwest. >>> here is a truly great story all about a guy named adam gr
's good. >> uh-huh. >>> the u.s. birth rate is down again. government analysts blame it on a very weak economy. a new report just out this morning shows that the number of births fell 1% last year. the fourth annual decline in a row. fewer than 4 million babies were born last year. the lowest since 1998. analysts say the trend is reversing because the economy is improving. on that note, i think i am ready for another. >> really? talking about this. you got two. are you ready? >> some of my friend have had babies. you see a little baby. >> and they smell good. >> they grow up they're 3 and 5 and drive mommy and daddy crazy. they're good. >> a look at your wednesday weather, everybody. thick morning fog in boston, new york, d.c. thunderstorms in the carolinas southward. gusty wind from seattle to minneapolis. up to a foot of snow in montana mountai mountains. >> 80s in colorado springs. albuquerque, across the south. mostly 70s in the north east as well as the midwest. >>> here is a truly great story all about a guy named adam greenberg. on a one game contract with the florida marlins la
on major u.s. cities. and increasing preparation in case of the worst. it's friday, october 26th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good friday morning, everyone. i'm paula faris. >> i'm rob nelson. happy friday, everybody. even though it doesn't seem like a happy friday, all the kind of news that we have to report today. man, it is kind of a dark day. there are fears this morning, first with the weather that hurricane sandy could be what forecasters call a perfect storm. >> what does that mean? it means if conditions are right, this hurricane could pose a grave threat to the east coast mixing wind, rain, cold temperature, all of that. we will have much more on sandy in a moment. first a look at the other stories we are following this half-hour. >>> an absolutely heartbreaking story here on new york's upper west side. a mother comes home from running errand to discover her two toddlers stabbed to death inside their apartment. police say the nanny did it and then tried to take her own life. >> heartbreaking. also this morning, 11 days until voters go to the
. >> this morning there are growing worries about the hurricanes impact on major u.s. cities. and increasing preparation in case of the worst. it's friday, october 26th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good friday morning, everyone. i'm paula faris. >> i'm rob nelson. happy friday, everybody. even though it doesn't seem like a happy friday, all the kind of news that we have to report today. man, it is kind of a dark day. there are fears this morning, first with the weather that hurricane sandy could be what forecasters call a perfect storm. >> what does that mean? it means if conditions are right, this hurricane could pose a grave threat to the east coast mixing wind, rain, cold temperature, all of that. we will have much more on sandy in a moment. first a look at the other stories we are following this half-hour. >>> an absolutely heartbreaking story here on new york's upper west side. a mother comes home from running errand to discover her two toddlers stabbed to death inside their apartment. police say the nanny did it and then tried to take her own life. >> hear
johnson has more. >> reporter: almost 20% of u.s. adolescents have trouble sleeping or are sleep deprived. a study in the canadian medical association journal looked at more than 4,000 adolescents. those who had trouble sleeping had a higher body mass index, larger waist size, higher cholesterol and blood pressure. those who just didn't get enough sleep had higher body mass index and larger waist size. a high sleep disturbance score was associated with higher consumption of fried food, soft drinks sweets and snacks. the authors conclude poor sleep hygiene amongst adolescents appears to be associated with increased cardiovascular risk and they say improving sleep hygiene early in life may be important for the prevention of cardiovascular disease later in life. for cardiovascular disease later in life. i'm dr. timothy johnson. >> wow. >> how do you feel about our job right now? >> great. >> scary. >> i feel great about it. >> every story we do about sleep deprivation freaks me out. >> i can survive on five hours a night. teens need nine hours. ironically the school day, done a lot of resear
contaminated with lead. u.s. agents are seizing thousands of shipments made in china. >> 11 times the normal regulated amount of lead found in those. >> we've seen it before, remember that a year ago or so? the chinese toys that had lead. stuff that we import kind of scary. >> especially this time of year because of halloween and costumes. >>> also coming up, oh, baby, we're going to find out the best baby gear to make life easier and more fun with insider secrets from our favorite toy mom. >> are these like gadgets or little -- toys? >> usually she does toys, but we've got a couple gadgets in there too. she sprinkled in for all yeah. >>> very nice. and then this morning, the greatest death-defying stunts of all time. fearless felix with his 24-mile free fall joins the ranks of daredevils who truly, truly go to extremes. >>> but first 13 days after the first presidential debate, candidates meet for round two tonight. we need a ding, bell. that was weak. >> that was the best i could do. undecided voters will get to ask contenders about domestic policies, foreign policy during the showdown, wh
't use the same kind of seats. u.s. airways use different hardware. they're saying we are not having same problems. competitors like to say, we are all right. >> we're good, come joan us. absolutely. i know. you can't get food on the plane. now you got to bring your own seats what it feels like. what is this coming to? >> for a fee. >> exactly. >> the fee. >>> we will turn to the growing meningitis outbreak. linked to contaminated steroid from a massachusetts pharmacy. federal officials are warning doctors not to use any medicines made at the new england compounding pharmacy. at least six people have died and there my be as many as 35 cases across six states. the victims became ill after getting a steroid shot for back pain. >>> nearly 100 doctors, nurses, and professionals are facing fraud charges this morning as part of a seven city crack down on medicare scammers. abc's mark greenblat has details. >> reporter: looking at the second medicare fraud bust in history. miami arrests some of the 91 doctors, nurses and medical professionals taken down nationwide. altogether, they stand accused
contributor, dr. tim johnson has more. >> reporter: almost 20% of u.s. adolescents have trouble sleeping or are sleep deprived. a studien the canadian medical association journal looked at more than 4,000 adolescents. those who had trouble sleeping had a hyigher body mass index, larger waist size, higher cholesterol and blood pressure. those who just didn't get enough sleep had higher body mass index and larger waist size. a high sleep disturbance score was associated with higher consumption of fried food, soft drinks sweets and snacks. the authors conclude poor sleep hygiene amongst adolescents appears to be associated with increased cardiovascular risk and they say improving sleep hygiene earlien life may be important for the prevention of cardiovascular disease later in life. i'm dr. timothy johnson. >> wow. >> how do you feel about our job right now? >> great. >> scary. >> i feel great about it. >> every story we do about sleep deprivation freaks me out? >> i can survive on five hours a night. teens need nine hours. ironically the school day, done a lot of research, a teen's normal b
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